Here at last!
May 24-26, 2001
|As you may know, Les Sables d'Olonne is a fairly small town on the Atlantic coast. Our little Lucie will be staying here with her aunt and uncle when we return to Paris. She is a bit jealous that she has not yet seen that big cathedral there that every one talks about. Technically a cathedral is simply the seat (the Latin "cathedra" means "chair") of a bishop. Any place where a bishop sits is a cathedral -- back home, we have such a place in Wheeling. The great Gothic churches of France are structures built during the Middle Ages to glorify the power of the Bishop, the King, and the city where they were built. Les Sables is not the seat of a Bishop, but it does have a beautiful Gothic church.|
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